LEAN IN. PLANT DOWN. GROW UP.
Jun
24
to Sep 28

LEAN IN. PLANT DOWN. GROW UP.

Lean in. Plant down. Grow up, curated by TJ Walsh discovers how we can explore, learn and change our situations so that we can become stronger through our pain. It is our hurt that can crack us open and let the light in. It is our pain that can help move us towards living a more deeply fulfilling life.

Work from 13 artists addressing this theme will be on display at Emerge Wellness, 1221 Locust Street, 2nd floor (entrance on St. James Street) from June 25th through September 27th, with a reception on Wednesday, September 16th from 6-9 PM.

Shown here is one of my pieces, "What Is And What Can Be", archival pigment print. I sought out to photograph this signage in Baltimore, MD at Second Chance, Inc., and it's made by one of my favorite Philadelphia artists and muralists Steve "ESPO" Powers. The message is an inspiration and reminds me to keep moving forward.

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2019 Members'  Exhibition
Aug
8
to Aug 31

2019 Members' Exhibition

  • Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 8th, 6-8 PM

Each year, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center holds an open call Member’s Exhibition. Members invigorate PPAC through their creativity and passion, and sustain all of our work through their support.  

The 2019 Members’ Exhibition features 122 artists! With a range of style, subject, practice, and perspective, this year’s show highlights the great talent in our community.

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(Still) Life in Motion
Aug
1
to Aug 27

(Still) Life in Motion


All signs point to my next exhibit, a dual exhibition of paintings by Jed Williams paired with my photos at  the Jed Williams Gallery.  Join us at the Opening Reception for "(Still) Life in Motion" on Sunday, 8/4, from 1-3 PM. 

More info including pre-sale information here: https://www.jedwilliamsgallery.com/still-life-in-motion-shop/. ENTER COUPON CODE Still-Life TO RECEIVE 10% OFF ORIGINAL GALLERY PRICE OF ITEM.

Artist talk on Sunday, August 11th from 1-3 PM, and closing reception on Friday, August 16th. On view from August 1st-20th.

The Jed Williams Gallery is located at 615 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.

Shown: “Soho, NYC” metallic c-print. Image captured with my Holga 120 CFN (“toy”) camera using color Lomography film.

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COMPOSITION IN CONCERT
Jul
9
to Sep 20

COMPOSITION IN CONCERT

Please join me at the Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA) opening reception for “Composition in Concert” on Tuesday, 7/9, from 6-9 PM at the Lightbox Film Center at International House Philadelphia!

Shown: “Night Moovz #2, archival pigment print, captured at a dance party at the Ruba Club in 2017.

Show juried by Bill Timmins.

DVAA's exhibition "Composition in Concert" will accompany Lightbox’s programming as an exhibition showcasing visual artwork informed by or in conversation with music. Art on display through September 20th.

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PHOTOgraphy 2019
Jun
3
to Jun 27

PHOTOgraphy 2019

  • Philadelphia Sketch Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking forward to participating in PHOTOgraphy 2019 at the Philadelphia Sketch Club!

Always an honor to share this experience with many of my favorite local photographers; Honestly it feels like an annual reunion where I have the chance to see many of the wonderful people that I know and love.

Juried by Ron Tarver. Exhibit on display from June 3 -June 27th. Please join me for the reception on Sunday, 6/23, from 2-4 PM!

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107th ANNUAL MEMBERS' MEDAL EXHIBITION
May
5
to May 23

107th ANNUAL MEMBERS' MEDAL EXHIBITION

May 5th - May 23rd, 2019

Join me at the opening reception on Sunday, May 5th, 2-5 PM.


Announcements and awards presented at 3:30 PM:
The Plastic Club Gold Medal
The Plastic Club Silver Medal
The Zeigler Prize
The Dorothy Invernizzi Guinn Memorial Prize for Excellence in Realism
The Dorothy Wackerman Hutton Prize
The Eric Porter Prize for Excellence in Photography
The Frederick W. Reiniger Prize for Abstraction
The David Latin Williams Prize for Botanical / Landscape painting
The Karen Frank Prize for Still Life
*PLUS*
Five Honorable Mentions!

Juried by Michael Gallagher, PAFA Professor of Art

Can't make it to the opening? Stop by and see the show during the NEW open gallery hours on the 3rd Sunday of each month: May 19th, 1-4 PM!

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2019 MERCHANTVILLE ART WALK
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

2019 MERCHANTVILLE ART WALK

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Step out this Friday evening and join me at the second annual Merchantville Art Walk, 6-9 PM. I’m feeling super thrilled to be partnering with Merchantville Antiques and Salvage for this awesome event, where I will have my art on display throughout this cool and eclectic shop. My framed photography will be for sale in an array of sizes to choose from. And of course, plenty of yummy nibbles and sips will be on hand!

Several artists will be displaying their work at local businesses during the arts crawl - definitely check them out! I attended last year and had such a wonderful time that I couldn’t wait to participate in 2019! Local musicians will be performing as well.

See you there!

http://www.merchantvilleartwalk.com

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SPRING VARIETY SHOW
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

SPRING VARIETY SHOW

Join me for an exciting evening of film, visual art, and performances, and more! Come see what myself and my talented colleagues in the UArts Continuing Ed program have been up to this past Spring.

My film, “Catharsis”, will be shown in the lineup. I made this short video as a final project for my class in Intro to Filmmaking and Video which was taught by the amazing Ellen Reynolds.


This event is FREE and open to the public. Snacks and adult beverages will be served.

WHERE: Arts Bank - Laurie Beechman Cabaret Theatre, 601 South Broad Street (corner of Broad & South Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19147

WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2018

TIME: 7 PM - 9 PM

Hope to see you there!

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DYNAMISM IN ART
Feb
3
to Feb 22

DYNAMISM IN ART

Dynamism in Art: The portrayal of action, movement, time, and/or sequence in art. Prize juror: Frederic Kaplan.

My short video, “Sunday Feels” will be on view. Plus - my son Ryan has a short stop motion animation piece, “The Adventure of Cars”. Join us at the opening reception on Sunday, February 3, 2-5 pm!

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Annual National Arts Program Exhibit
Dec
19
5:00 PM17:00

Annual National Arts Program Exhibit


Very special thanks to the National Arts Program for choosing me as their featured artist! 

You can see my black and white analog photography at the upcoming 19th Annual National Arts Program Exhibit + Contest for city employees and their relatives - the opening takes place on December 19th. Awards ceremony from 5:30-6:00 p.m. in the Mayor’s Reception Room 202, followed by light refreshments from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Conversation Hall Room 201. Woo!

Works on display through February 15, 2019.

Shown: “Petrichor”, archival pigment print

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2018 MEMBERS' EXHIBITION
Sep
6
to Sep 29

2018 MEMBERS' EXHIBITION

  • Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 6 – 8 p.m.

PPAC is proud to present the biggest Members’ Exhibition yet! Featuring 127 works and a wide variety of subjects, perspectives, and techniques, the 2018 Members’ Exhibition is an exciting survey of PPAC’s talented community.

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PHOTOgraphy 2018
Jun
13
to Jul 18

PHOTOgraphy 2018

  • Philadelphia Sketch Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hear ye, Hear ye! Join me among 75 amazing + talented Philadelphia-area artists in the annual photography show at the be-you-tee-full Philadelphia Sketch Club. Opening Reception is on Sunday, June 24th from 2-4pm. Come mingle, have a snack, and enjoy the art. Feeling so honored to participate in this wonderful show! Juried by Julianna Foster and David Graham of the University of the Arts.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 1-5pm. Show runs through July 18.

Want to see more? Online gallery here.

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IN(st)A SNAP
Jun
3
to Aug 11

IN(st)A SNAP

Super EXCITED to among the 40 chosen in this amazing roster of artists for IN(st)A SNAP, the 13th Annual Community Juried Show which runs June 3 through August 3 at the Off the Wall Gallery at Dirty Frank's

Mark your calendars and join me on THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 7-10 PM for the opening reception. Be there or be #square (format)! Yes, I said it! 😆 📸

I have 2 pieces in the show, both previously posted on Instagram:

"Life Is Good", originally posted on 11/6/17, photograph.

"Sunday Feels // Flight Into The City", originally posted on 2/12/18, video.

Follow me on Instagram: @laurastorck

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SMALL WORLDS
Mar
4
to Mar 22

SMALL WORLDS

Please join me at the opening for SMALL WORLDS, the annual small works show at The Plastic Club on Sunday, March 4th from 2-5pm. Prize juror is artist Tim McFarlane, advanced painting professor at Tyler School of Art and represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery. Works on view thru March 22nd.

Also see an exciting show of local emerging artists in the downstairs Bob Jackson gallery featuring: Mehdi Ashlaghi, Jessica Elena Aquino, JP Calabro, Melissa Hendrixson, Cardin Moffatt, and Kiya Nicole.

The Plastic Club will be collecting donations to benefit our dear friend Sheila Modglin, founder of Sunshine Arts and beloved bartender at Dirty Franks. Don't miss the massive block party fundraiser happening also this Sunday March 4th at 13th & Pine.

Shown: My entry, "The Bride", silver gelatin printed on canvas.

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THROUGH A WOMAN'S EYES
Feb
24
11:00 AM11:00

THROUGH A WOMAN'S EYES

Proud to join the second annual THROUGH A WOMAN’S EYES show!

Mark your calendar for this extraordinary show of art by female artists from around the region. Presented by the Haddon Fortnightly and the HMHS 50/50 Club. All profits go to GIRLS LEARN INTERNATIONAL, an organization dedicated to the universal advocacy for the education of young girls.

This event coincides with “Haddonfield Uncorked,” so come to Haddonfield, NJ,  for a fun day of wine and shopping. 

More info here.

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SOFT CURVES, HARD EDGES
Feb
23
to Mar 23

SOFT CURVES, HARD EDGES

A group show consisting of compelling images that embrace the theme in part, in whole, literally or figuratively. Curated by Colette Oswald.

Join me at the opening reception on Friday, February 23, 2018, from 7-9pm. Enjoy good conversation amongst beautiful art. Yummy sweets and hearty sips will be on hand (hey - it is Friday after all)!

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2018 Alumni Exhibition
Jan
31
to Feb 22

2018 Alumni Exhibition

  • Marlin Art Gallery, Lincoln Hall, Camden County College (Blackwood Campus) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Marlin Art Gallery at the Camden County College presents the 2018 Alumni Exhibition.

Please join me at the opening reception on Wednesday, January 31st, 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served!

The Gallery is open Monday thru Thursday, 1-4 p.m., or by request at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4201 // e-mail: artgallery@camdencc.edu.

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Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Build The Rail Park Happy Hour

Fleisher Art Memorial Urban Landscape Photography Exhibit

Super excited to join the Fleisher Digital and Darkroom Photography students with the Friends of the Rail Park and Center City District at the Trestle Inn for a slideshow exhibit on Wednesday, November 1. The photographers will share their work on screens with students and faculty present to talk about their work.

20% of all sales from monthly Build the Rail Park Happy Hour benefit Rail Park Phase 1 construction.  Join us for this worthy cause!

More details here.

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